The following are Wake Forest School of Medicine faculty members who have secondary appointments in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology and are active in medical and graduate teaching programs and research collaborations with other members of the department.
Karl-Erik Andersson, PhD, Professor, Regenerative Medicine
Anthony Atala, MD, Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Health Sciences and Chair of the Department of Urology
K. Bridget Brosnihan, PhD, Professor, Surgical Sciences-General - Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center - Center for Hypertension Research; Neuroendocrine aspects of hypertension, with a major emphasis on the renin-angiotensin system.
Vardaman Buckalew, Jr., MD, Professor, Internal Medicine-Nephrology - Molecular endocrinology: regulation of growth hormone and insulin like growth factors; neuroendocrine and brain aging.
Mark C. Chappell, PhD, Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences (Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center - Molecular mechanisms of both enzymes and receptors of the renin-angiotensin system that participate in the overall regulation of blood pressure.
Che-Ping Cheng, MD PhD, Professor, Internal Medicine-Cardiology - Cardiac dynamics; ventricular-arterial coupling; cardiac energetics and neurohumoral alterations in health and disease.
George J. Christ, PhD, Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Urology - Cell, Tissue, and Organ Physiology
Debra I. Diz, PhD, Professor, Surgical Sciences-General - Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center, Center for Hypertension Research - Neuropharmacology of Hypertension: using a multidisciplinary approach to the study of brain systems that participate in regulation of the cardiovascular system.
Delrae Eckman, PhD, Pediatrics
James C. Eisenach, MD, FM James, III Professor of Anesthesiology
Carlos M. Ferrario, MD, Professor, Surgical Sciences-General; Dewitt Cordell Professor of Surgical Research; Director, Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center - Cardiovascular Diseases: High blood pressure and vascular restructuring. Studies of receptors and their signal transduction pathway in cardiovascular and neuronal tissues afford an in-depth understanding of disease processes at the cell level. Molecular and biochemical physiology of the angiotensin system and vasodilator autacoids.
Jorge Figueroa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology-Maternal-Fetal Medicine - Fetal Physiology: Clinical management of preterm labor; maternal and fetal cardiovascular variables; the role of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system in the control of myometrial activity in the pregnant and non-pregnant sheep; the paracrine effects that the endometrium and fetal membranes may have in the control of uterine activity; the mechanism of action and potential clinical effectiveness and side effects of hormone receptor antagonists.
Patricia E. Gallagher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-General - Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center - The Molecular Biology of Hypertension and Vascular Disease
Dwayne Godwin, PhD, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Leanne Groban, PhD, Anesthesiology
James E. Jordan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Gregory L. Kucera, PhD, Hematology/Oncology
Thomas J. Martin, PhD, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Nilamadhab Mishra, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine - Epigenetics, epigenetic therapy, drug development
James C. Rose, PhD, Frank C. Greiss Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology-Maternal-Fetal Medicine
David C. Sane, MD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine-Cardiology Molecular biology; thrombosis and fibrinolysis.
Carol A. Shively, PhD, Professor of Pathology (Comparative Medicine) and Psychology (Wake Forest University)
Thomas L. Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Orthopaedics - Control of the circulation; chronic monitoring of systemic and micro circulation; adrenergic control of thermoregulation; cardiovascular effects of cocaine.
Shay Soker, PhD, Associate Professor-Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell and Genomics Research
William Strawn, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences, Hypertension and Vascular Disease Center
E. Ann Tallant, PhD, Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-General - Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center Center for Hypertension Research: The investigation of molecular mechanisms by which neurotransmitters and hormones regulate cellular functions. The renin-angiotensin system and its regulation of cardiovascular function through effects both centrally and peripherally.
Jasmina Varagic, MD, PhD, Hypertension
Richard B. Weinberg, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology
James Yoo, MD, PhD , Associate Professor-Regenerative Medicine - Tissue Engineering and Translational Research